Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.A (basic and special edition)

Kit # 72864 & 72SE06

Review by Patrick Mondria - p(dot)mondria(at)gmail(dot)com
Edited by Rob Haelterman

Pictures from Henk of Holland website, used with permission.

Preliminary note:
Kits 72864 and 72SE06 are identical, apart from the extra resin parts in the latter.


The kit is molded in a light gray plastic like all the other Attack kits; the resin parts are molded in gray resin which is way better than the older sand colored resin of older Attack resin kits. The plastic sprues are limited molded just like all of Attack's kits so the molding is a bit soft in some places and there is some flash. The resin parts are beautifully made without air bubbles and with only a little bit of flash that will be easy to clean up.
The road-wheels are a bit rough and are missing the reinforcement strip on the inside of the wheel.

There are 2 kinds of tracks in this kit, plastic and resin. With the plastic for the long runs and the resin for around the idler and sprocket. The plastic tracks are nice and thin; sadly, none of the holes are open and those will be a pain to open up. The resin tracks are better and only a few holes are covered with flash that was easy to open up with a toothpick. The fit around the idler and sprocket is nice and tight.

The fenders are on the thick side with the tools molded on the fenders. It will be impossible to remove them without destroying the no-slip detail on the fenders.
Only the driver's hatch is molded open.

The visors are a bit soft and are missing the bolt detail on the bottom, but this will be easy to fix. The barrels are beautifully molded in resin. The hatch is molded shut.

The decals are nice and thin but no intructions are giving for their placement.

There are a few extra parts for the superstructure and I think you can also build Pz.Bef.Wg.I; also, there is a big hatch for a Munitionspanzer.

Pictures above from Henk of Holland website, used with permission.

Pictures above by Patrick Mondria.

Picture of manual from Henk of Holland website, used with permission.


Special edition parts
The special edition parts are provided in grey resin. You get 6 sprues for the interior. These part are really well detailed. The engine and driver's compartment will be hard to remove as there is a big resin plug underneath them. There a few things missing, like a spare barrel holder, signal flags and personal gear. It would be easy to take them from one of the Preiser infantry sets or from Dragon.
All hatches are provided as resin replacement parts but you still need to drill out the opening for the hatches in the hull and turret if you want to leave them open.

Pictures above by Patrick Mondria.

Picture above from Henk of Holland website, used with permission.

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Article Last Updated: 11 October 2009